Trapping Interpol Misuse: Inside The Proposed TRAP Act

Law360 (May 20, 2020, 5:23 PM EDT) -- Intergovernmental organizations such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and the International Criminal Police Organization were created to facilitate the increased international cooperation that arose during the latter half of the 20th century. Some countries, however, have turned these platforms and processes for collaboration into tools to advance their internal political agendas.

The misuse of Interpol's notice system is the subject of much commentary, but with the introduction of the Transnational Repression Accountability and Prevention, or TRAP, Act in Congress, it is a problem that may finally be addressed.

The co-chairs of the U.S. Helsinki Commission[1] introduced the TRAP...

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